ICAREPublic Education Improvement

Behavior strategies implemented in 12 inner-city Jacksonville schools

By June 18, 2005April 15th, 2014No Comments

Jacksonville, FL – ICARE worked with the Duval County School Board to implement a research-based, pro-active, and positive classroom and school-wide behavior strategy in a dozen inner-city schools for the 2002-2003 school year. By 2005, this strategy had spread to all middle and high schools in the district, resulting in a 30% reduction in office referrals and out-of-school suspensions. This translates to nearly 11,400 fewer incidents in 2005 than 2004. In 2009, in- and out-of-school suspensions dropped 68% and the district created a new alternative to out-of-school suspension with five sites to place students.